The Nekton Family
William Nekton was literally born at sea as his parents were living on a boat
at the time of his birth.
William developed a natural affinity for the water as he and his parents spent
years in the Coral Triangle, where he grew up alongside the children of the
Bajau Sea Nomads.
It was during this time that Will’s curious nature surfaced. His parents could
never keep him in one place. He was always swimming away, as far as he could
go, wanting to find out what was beyond the next reef.
These early days spent in the water stood him in good stead as he became an
Olympic Swimmer in his lateteenage years. Despite notable success in the pool,
Will Nekton would never be happy swimming in a straight line, and, in his
early twenties, he stunned the sports world by announcing his early retirement
from swimming to study Oceanography.
Will now spends hours in his study aboard the Aronnax, staring at charts and
reading ancient texts. However, for Will, the ocean isn’t about the maps that
already exist, it’s about the places and mysteries still unexplored and uncharted.
Like generations of Nektons before him, Will has devoted his life to uncovering
the secrets of the sea.
Although Will wishes to know the ocean’s secrets, if he sees a way in which
the world may exploit his discoveries, he will never share them…